take someone down a notch (or two)

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take someone down a notch (or two)

To reduce or damage someone's ego or pride; to humble or humiliate someone. I'm really glad that pompous oaf lost his court case, maybe that will take him down a notch or two. It's about time that someone took Sarah down a notch. Her snotty rich-kid arrogance is intolerable!
See also: down, notch, take